With activation of a new 2-year contract, AT&T Wireless cuts prices on select new and refurbished smartphones, making them free. Plus, each phone includes $100 in bill credit for free. With free shipping and free activation, that ties last week's mention as the best deal we've seen for these phones, and once you factor in the credit it results in several significant lows. Most deals ends March 31, although some may expire sooner. A couple of best bets:
Bidaillies via eBay offers the refurbished Samsung Galaxy S III 16GB Android Smartphone for Verizon (no contract) in Black, Blue, or White for $219.99 with free shipping. That's $57 under the lowest total price we could find for a refurb. Features include a dual-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor, 4.8" super AMOLED screen with 1280 x 720 resolution, 802.11n wireless, 8MP camera, 16GB SSD, 2GB RAM, Bluetooth 4.0, and Android OS v4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich).
Office Depot offers the refurbished Samsung 500-watt 5.1 Blu-ray Home Theater System, model no. HT-F4500, for $134.95 with free shipping. That's tied with last week's mention and the lowest total price we could find by $63. It features 500 watts of total system power into five speakers and subwoofer, 3D Blu-ray disc player, HDMI input, and built-in apps for Netflix, CinemaNow, YouTube, Vudu, and Pandora.
Groupon cuts up to 73% off a selection of new and refurbished home theater items, as listed below. Plus, they all qualify for free shipping. With items starting from $64.99, that's the lowest total price we could find by at least $3 and as much as $35. The deals, with expiration dates noted: